We've been hearing from numerous different sources that it's not good to microwave in plastic because harmful chemicals bleed into the food when the plastic gets too hot. Makes sense. Almost all of our kids' plastic bowls/plates and our Gladware storage containers are warped and bubbled from being microwaved and from the 'heat dry' setting on our dishwasher. We've been slowly making changes... heating up food in our Pfalzgraff dishes, removing saran wrap, turning off the 'heat dry' setting on our dishwasher, etc. We finally just decided to chuck all the kids' plasticware all together and invest in Corelle for them. We started last night by purchasing 6 khaki colored bowls (so they match RD and I's dishes). We hope to gradually add 3 more bowls and 9 plates.
And this was just a pretty meal we had the other night:
Italian couscous, edamame (soy beans), and salad.